DGAP-News Deutsche Post AG: Form notification of share repurchase programme
DGAP-News: Deutsche Post AG / Key word(s): Share Buyback
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Form notification of share repurchase programme
May 7th, 2021
Deutsche Post AG, Bonn, Germany
Announcement pursuant to Art. 5 para 1 of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 in conjunction with Art. 2 para 1 of the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 of the Commission (as amended or replaced from time to time)
In March 2021 the Company's Management Board resolved to undertake a programme of share buybacks (Buyback Programme) of Deutsche Post AG for up to 30 million shares at a total purchase price of up to €1 billion. The repurchased shares will either be retired or used to service long-term executive remuneration plans. The repurchase via the stock exchange will start on May 10th, 2021 and will end in March 2022 the latest.
The Buyback Programme is based on the authorization of the Annual General Meeting of May 6th, 2021, valid until May 5th, 2026 to launch a share buyback programme in the amount of up to 10% of the Company's share capital existing at the date the resolution on the share buyback is adopted. The purchase price may not exceed the average share price prior to the effective date of the transaction by more than 10%, and may not be fixed more than 20% below it. The average share price is the non-volume-weighted average of the closing prices of the Company's shares in Xetra trading (or a comparable successor system) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on the last five trading days. The effective date is the date of the purchase or, if earlier, the date on which a commitment to purchase is entered into.
The first tranche with a total volume of up to €500 million, representing approx. 0.79% of the share capital of the Company at the current share price, will be carried out between May 10th, 2021 and September 24th, 2021 on the basis of an irrevocable arrangement by an independent financial service provider. The financial service provider is obliged to carry out the purchase in compliance with the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th, 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation), the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 of the Commission supplementing Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards for the conditions applicable to buyback programmes and stabilisation measures, and in accordance with the authorization of the Annual General Meeting mentioned above.